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293 Possible Causes for Black Vomit, Jaundice, Sudden Death

  • Yellow Fever

    For more than 95% of acute febrile jaundice cases identified through surveillance for yellow fever, a reemerging arthropod-borne viral disease, no etiological exploration[] At one time it was called “Black Vomit” because of the characteristic black putrid vomit it produces.[] This sudden exit was of common occurrence. The whole number of deaths in 1793 by yellow fever was more than four thousand."[]

  • Esophageal Varices

    Esophageal Varices Esophagus Black, tarry or bloody stools Bloody vomit Fainting or feeling lightheaded from blood loss Jaundice Frequent bruising or bleeding Abdominal fluid[] Signs of bleeding include: Vomiting blood Black, tarry or bloody stool Feeling lightheaded or passing out (usually when there is a lot of bleeding).[] PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT CHARACTERIZATION PROGNOSTIC FACTORS SUDDEN DEATH Esophageal variceal hemorrhage presenting as sudden death in outpatients. Tsokos M, Turk EE.[]

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    Other possible manifestations are chest pain, dysphagia, weight loss, jaundice, and syncope. UGIH is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.[] Acute gastrointestinal bleeding first will appear as vomiting of blood, bloody bowel movements, or black, tarry stools.[] Other presentations are abdominal pain, pancreatitis, duodenal ulcer, jaundice, and portal hypertension.[]

  • Acute Pyelonephritis

    We describe 4 jaundiced neonates with acute pyelonephritis of whom family history was positive for or pointed to Gilbert's syndrome (GS).[] In children, signs of sepsis include laboured breathing, listlessness, loss of appetite, floppiness, fretfulness, green or black vomit and irritability.[] The suddenness of the patient's death did not allow time for further investigation and therapy.[]

  • Marburg Virus Disease

    Signs and symptoms include fever, headache, myalgias, chest and abdominal pain, jaundice, liver failure, massive hemorrhaging, and multiple organ failure.[] Initially, because of sudden deaths of many people especially in one family, they believe it's witchcraft.[] There is functional evidence of liver damage but clinical jaundice has not been reported. Renal damage occurs and is manifested by proteinuria, oliguria and viruria.[]

  • Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

    A review of this disorder and other medical emergencies causing jaundice in pregnancy is presented.[] ) Differential diagnosis Carnitine deficiency Jamaican vomiting sickness Lábrea hepatitis Reye syndrome Salicylate intoxication Yellow fever Additional references World J[] Women or couples with known defects in fatty acid oxidation and women with a history of previous liver disease during pregnancy or sudden death of a child within the first[]

  • Tonsillitis

    It may affect the liver and spleen, and may lead to jaundice.[] vomit (GOSH 2017) For most children, however, a tonsillectomy won't be necessary.[] The initial report of this infant's death was questionable sudden infant death syndrome and questionable smothering.[]

  • Liver Disease

    We present the case of a patient without any prior liver disease who developed obstructive jaundice and a liver abscess due to peribiliary cysts.[] The person may vomit blood or pass black stools . If you have any additional questions, please see our frequently asked questions page .[] This can lead to coma and sudden death. If liver diseases are treated at the very initial phase, then there is a good chance of the person recovering well.[]

  • Fatty Liver

    Severe hepatopathy accompanied by jaundice used to be considered a rare complication.[] The person may vomit blood or pass black stools . If you have any additional questions, please see our frequently asked questions page .[] It is believed that the condition can cause 5-20% of all sudden death cases in young adults. What is a fatty liver?[]

  • Amphotericin B

    Prognostic factors for death from VL were age between 35 and 49 years (OR 2.7; 95% CI 1.3-5.4) and above 50 years (OR 2.6; 95% CI 1.3-4.9), jaundice (OR 2.2; 95% CI 1.2-3.7[] ., fever, persistent sore throat ), mental/mood changes, seizures , black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds.[] We report some patients with kala-azar in whom coadministration of SAG and amphotericin B led to arrhythmia and sudden death.[]

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